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2 Chainz wants to run for mayor and people clown him for it

2 Chainz Signs Copies Of "Based On A T.R.U Story"

You can say a lot about the rapper 2 Chainz, but you can’t say that he’s not ambitious. The artist recently told the Atlanta Journal and Constitution that he plans to run for mayor of his hometown of College Park, right outside of Atlanta. “I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year. [I’m] waiting ... Read More »

Why is Hollywood putting so many black men in dresses?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Terry Crews, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Ving Rhames, these are just a few names of black male celebs who’ve been asked to put on a dress in Hollywood.  Actually, the numbers for black men are far higher than those for white men, even though white men make up the majority in ... Read More »

Why black rappers hate Iggy Azalea: Is she a racist?


Iggy Azalea is winning awards, selling records and getting respect around the world. But she is also being scorned and ridiculed by countless leaders in the industry. The rapper Vigalantee out of Kansas City is not just a storied and respected artist, he’s also a noted activist and avid hip-hop historian. I sought out Vigalantee’s opinion of Iggy because I ... Read More »

Here’s how racism can stress you out and kill you

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The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York reignited calls to end police brutality, especially within black and brown communities. Racism inflicted by police officers, however, is only one threat posed to blacks. Racism has health effects that are directly tied to how our human bodies react to stress. From the New Republic: As an ... Read More »

Man allegedly shot teen over snowballs


A Pennsylvania man’s overreaction to snowballs could land him behind bars for a long time. Jerquan Dickson, 22, was driving when a group of teens began throwing snowballs at his vehicle. Dickson stopped his car, got out, and began chasing the teens. When he finally caught up with the group, he began firing shots at them. Police responded to the ... Read More »

Kanye West: ‘My Wife Has Dated Broke Black Dudes’


One of the things that the Kardashians are known for is their love for black men.  Kim Kardashian, who is married to Kanye West, is the most famous member of the clan and has often had her dating preferences questioned by the public. This week, the two appeared at the 2015 BET Honors, which is set to be on the ... Read More »